Having a smart home really pays offSmart Home · Jul 12, 2021
With TELUS SmartHome Security, the first thing you’ll reduce with home security and automation is stress! You have enough of that in the other parts of your life, so sit back and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with smart homes.
But did you know that your smart home could lower your stress level even further by helping you save energy, and therefore money? How, you ask? By following some simple tips. Here are five to get you started:
1. Adopt eco-friendly habits
By definition, an eco-friendly habit is something we can do daily to help protect the environment and curb pollution. You probably already do several of these in a typical day. But some habits related to your energy consumption may be even easier to practice with the help of automated devices like smart thermostats, smart light bulbs and smart plugs. Can an eco-friendly habit be good for both the environment and your wallet? As you’ll see in the following examples, the answer is yes!
2. Temper the temperature at home
Smart thermostats will provide you with cost savings that’ll have you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. Use your smartphone to lower the temperature when you’re leaving for the day, the weekend or several days. On your way home, you can raise the temperature of select rooms—so you can skip the chills when you arrive, especially in winter. Plus, you’ll have used less electricity while you were gone.
3. Shine bright by saving on lighting
Whether you’re leaving for a day of outdoor activities or a week’s vacation, be sure to turn off your energy-efficient light bulbs. They may be efficient, but if left on, they still consume energy—and cost you money—while you’re away.
4. Get more out of your smart plugs
It’s easy to forget to turn off small appliances like your flat iron or coffee maker before going away for several days. Luckily, thanks to your smart plugs, you can check on these items and switch them off if you forgot to do so before leaving. Not only will this prevent your electricity meter from spinning needlessly for an appliance left plugged in but not being used, but it’ll stop your weekend from being ruined by the nagging feeling that you left something on. If you’re smiling right now, you know exactly what we’re talking about.
5. Choose a smart security system
TELUS SmartHome Security offers a complete security system that’s connected to a monitoring centre. And that may save you money on your home insurance. According to the Canadian House Association, homeowners can save up to 20% on their home insurance if they have a security system with professional monitoring (system linked to a 24/7 monitoring centre).
What’s more, 71% of TELUS SmartHome Security customers enjoy a discount from their insurer (Desjardins, Intact Insurance, Groupe Promutuel, Industrial Alliance, and Beneva [formerly La Capitale and SSQ Insurance]).
Contact your insurance provider to find out what kind of discount could be applied to your policy. You might be pleasantly surprised.
Curb your spending, not your pleasure.
In short, TELUS SmartHome Security allows you to better manage your home, which helps you manage your energy consumption and lower your electricity bill.
Home security and automation will give you the added peace of mind you need to enjoy the things that matter in life. And let’s be honest—that’s priceless.
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